Hello world!

Hello world 🙂 This is my first post on my first blog. I am hoping my new journey will be a great one, learning new things and sharing my knowledge with everyone on the net who is interested. I am going to share my thoughts in PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS and maybe others. Also, I will…

Image view helper for Zend Framework

Image view helper to generate an image tag Arguments to pass are: Uniqe name for the image tag. Will be the id attribute. Path to the image file. Tag Attributes. (alt tag is required and it will generate the title tag with the same value) Optional string parameter. Currently if you enter thumnail it will…

PHP string functions to Class

Would it be better if all PHP string functions are methods of a String class? Would that make working with strings an easy job? and make the code easier to read and maintain? Here is my experiment on wrapping some of the built in functions into a class.

Query weekly meetings in MySql

In one of my current projects, I wanted to create a view box that shows a list of regular meetings in the current week. The meeting table was: id title description startdate enddate 1 Meeting 1 ….. 17/10/2009 19/10/2024 2 Meeting 2 ….. 18/10/2009 18/11/2009 3 Meeting 3 ….. 14/10/2009 18/11/2010

Custom Flash Messenger for Zend Framework

FlashMessenger is an action helper in Zend Framework used to pass messages for the users on the next request. Thats all good, but what about presenting the messages for the users? how to store different type of messages, System, Error, or Success messages?

Reduce duplicated code in Zend_Controller_Action

In most of the Zend Framework projects that i worked on, i had some common actions such as, listAction, newAction, and editAction. Each of these actions have similar structure and code lines. The differences are in the name of the model or the form or the messages on a successful submission and errors.

On fly elements in Zend_Form

How to create and modify elements in Zend_Form on fly? Lets say we have a form that creates a customer address. The form has the following fields: Country (select element) Street name (text element) Region/State (text element) City (text element) Postal code (text element) When the user selects a country, we want to check our…

Custom Module Bootstrap Class

In my Zend Framework application I wanted a bootstrap class for every module. Each bootstrap class will instantiate confirguration specific for each module. You do not have to add a bootstrap class to a module if no confirguration is required for that module.

Magento Tips

Design customisation for CMS page: Adding custom CSS class name in the body tag Remove a block area_name: is the name of the section in a page layout. For example left, footer, header, etc…. block_name: is the name of the block you want to remove. For example, breadcrumbs, topMenu, etc….

New Magento Extension "Moo_CloudZoom"

Overview I have released a new extension for the Magento E-commerce system. The extension is a replacement for my first extension “Magento JQZoom”. The new extension has more features including: Smooth zoom movement. Define the dimensions of the zoom window. Define the position of the zoom window. Z/Y pixel spaces for the zoom window. Show…